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Tunneling through Andes to speed global trade

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — South American engineers are trying to tackle one of the continent's greatest natural challenges: the towering Andes mountain chain that creates a costly physical barrier for...

 

At the NCGE conference, noted author Harm De Blij mentioned a daring project that would link Eastern South America with the Pacific as engineers were planning to tunnel under the Andes mountains.  Here is a link to an article on this intermodal transportation project that would lower the shipping costs from East Asia to the Southern Atlantic.  Government officials in both Argentina and Brazil have described the  project as a matter of "national interest."  

 

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Jess Deady's curator insight, April 28, 2:14 PM

The Andes mountains are causing serious issues for Argentina. Obviously these mountains didn't grow over night but they have been more of a problem in recent years that in past years. Shipping costs are sky rocketing and in order for this South American country to keep a hold on its finances, they need to figure out a solution for transportation. A tunnel under the Andes mountains might just be the solution to this problem.

James Hobson's curator insight, September 29, 9:49 PM

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I can't help but relate Argentina's proposed railway to America's venture to build the first transcontinental railroad in the 1800s. If completed, this railroad would be a virtually invaluable resource for Argentina and world trade alike. Just like the Panama Canal, this railroad would be a time-saving and asset-saving passage which companies would willingly pay high premiums to use.

Although the article doesn't mention it specifically, I believe such a transportation achievement would also be a tourism attraction in and of itself. I can picture ads promoting scenic views of the Andes as seen from passenger cars. This concept is already a big hit in Newport, RI , North Conway, NH , and Grand Canyon, AZ , and British Columbia to name a few, and Argentina may find itself with the benefit of two expanding industries based on the same infrastructure.

Shanelle Zaino's curator insight, October 15, 9:55 PM

This is an immense undertaking ,billions of dollars and 10

years of construction. This seems to be a great plan to cut costs of shipping as well as eliminating time. I believe that as long as the environmental component is considered and protected this could be great for the Argentinian people.

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Nebraska has hosted its share of movies

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Alexander Payne is shooting “Nebraska,” his fourth film set in his home state and the largest production to take place in Nebraska since his “About Schmidt’ was filmed here more than a decade ago.

 

Writer/director Payne’s seven-week shoot on the black-and-white film was scheduled to begin this week. It will star Bruce Dern as a growly father who wants his son, played by Will Forte, to take him from Montana to Lincoln to claim a sweepstakes prize. Some scenes will be shot in Lincoln and the remainder in Norfolk and surrounding small towns.

 

Over the last three-quarters of a century, a good number of feature films, made for TV movies and documentaries have been shot in Nebraska, including Boys Town (1938), Terms of Endearment (1983) and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1994)


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Autocensura: Uso da Tecnologia em Sala de Aula e a Educação como uma Mercadoria

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A Educação virou mercadoria, muitos colégios agora são empresas que vendem um produto que eles intitulam de "educação". Perderam a essência da Educação.

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Dog Times - Entendendo a lógica canina

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A inteligência dos animais de estimação ! :


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Tunneling through Andes to speed global trade

Tunneling through Andes to speed global trade | patriciabaptistapatriciasofiasoraiacorreia | Scoop.it
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — South American engineers are trying to tackle one of the continent's greatest natural challenges: the towering Andes mountain chain that creates a costly physical barrier for...

 

At the NCGE conference, noted author Harm De Blij mentioned a daring project that would link Eastern South America with the Pacific as engineers were planning to tunnel under the Andes mountains.  Here is a link to an article on this intermodal transportation project that would lower the shipping costs from East Asia to the Southern Atlantic.  Government officials in both Argentina and Brazil have described the  project as a matter of "national interest."  

 

Tags: transportation, LatinAmerica, globalization, industry, economic, development, unit 6 industry.


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Jess Deady's curator insight, April 28, 2:14 PM

The Andes mountains are causing serious issues for Argentina. Obviously these mountains didn't grow over night but they have been more of a problem in recent years that in past years. Shipping costs are sky rocketing and in order for this South American country to keep a hold on its finances, they need to figure out a solution for transportation. A tunnel under the Andes mountains might just be the solution to this problem.

James Hobson's curator insight, September 29, 9:49 PM

(South America topic 1)

I can't help but relate Argentina's proposed railway to America's venture to build the first transcontinental railroad in the 1800s. If completed, this railroad would be a virtually invaluable resource for Argentina and world trade alike. Just like the Panama Canal, this railroad would be a time-saving and asset-saving passage which companies would willingly pay high premiums to use.

Although the article doesn't mention it specifically, I believe such a transportation achievement would also be a tourism attraction in and of itself. I can picture ads promoting scenic views of the Andes as seen from passenger cars. This concept is already a big hit in Newport, RI , North Conway, NH , and Grand Canyon, AZ , and British Columbia to name a few, and Argentina may find itself with the benefit of two expanding industries based on the same infrastructure.

Shanelle Zaino's curator insight, October 15, 9:55 PM

This is an immense undertaking ,billions of dollars and 10

years of construction. This seems to be a great plan to cut costs of shipping as well as eliminating time. I believe that as long as the environmental component is considered and protected this could be great for the Argentinian people.